Connecticut Valley Hospital was founded in 1868 to treat, house, and occasionally provide a final resting place for the state's poor with mental illness. Some went home. Others died at the hospital and, having no other burial options, were buried onsite.
For their descendents, this has often meant a long search for their ancestors' graves. Grave sites were initially marked only by number. In the 1990s, an effort was made to acknowledge those buried at the Connecticut Valley Cemetery between 1878 and 1957. A listing of names is now available onsite. A digital roster is also available for those who cannot travel to the area. If you are among these descendents, consider visiting http://www.godfreydata.org/cvc.html.